Thursday, December 31, 2009

Resolutions

Here we are on NYE and as usual, everyone wants to talk about resolutions. Everyone makes them, even if you say you don't...you do. There is something that you tell yourself you are going to change this year. Something you are going to do differently, wrongs you are going to make right. Or maybe some rights you just want to make wrong, hey, whatever floats your boat!

So, let's revist my resolutions from last year shall we:

1. Attempt to keep my house in order. Not just throw everything in the closet b/c people are coming over order...I mean real order. Like toys actually have homes and my couch is not constantly covered in the never ending cycles of laundry.
FAIL!

2. Be debt free by the end of the year. This is pretty much an ongoing thing. Luckily, we don't accumulate more, we're just still paying off the old stuff. Eh, whatever....it's a work in progress. We've paid of 3 of the biggies and another will be gone by the end of Jan...that leaves 2 bigger ones (a student loan and a CC) and 1 small one (the other student loan) left.
We're not debt free but we did get one of those loans paid off and a decent chunk put in to savings.

3. Attempt to be a better mom and appreciate the time I spend with my boys...rather then wanting to claw my eyes out if I have to play one more game of I-spy.
Eh, I have my moments b/c seriously you can only play the same game over...and over...and over again without wanting to run screaming in to a blue margarita. Over all, I wouldn't say it was a fail, necessarily...

4. Plan more date nights. We need this...I think everyone needs this.
FAIL. What can I say, we suck at planning date nights. We did get better at taking time each week to just snuggle and watch a show or a movie after the kids are in bed. So, maybe not a total fail


This year, I'm keeping it simple.

1. Save more money. We have less income but I still want to save more. I need to be better about the budget and I need to just spend less.

2. Organize my 1800000 pictures, digital and prints, in to albums. Create back ups of all our pictures and videos.

3. Survive another year of raising 2 boys.

And yea, that's pretty much it. I might still Jen's idea of setting monthly goals, I like that....but I'm kind of a lazy whore, so we'll see.

What are your resolutions this year??


2 comments:

Paige said...

Happy New Year! I'm posting my NY resolutions tomorrow ...whenever I get out of bed after a night of child-free debauchery!

Andrea (ace1028) said...

Happy New Year! I like your goals. I'm planning to post something similar shortly. I'm tired of the difficult goals that make me feel cr@ppy by 12/31! ;)